Job opportunities

Openings for professionals in the field of child traumatic stress. The newest postings appear at the beginning of the page. Job opportunities will remain posted for candidates to view and submit resumes for three months.

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Alaska Child Trauma Center program

Full-time position working with children and their families as a Clinician for the Alaska Child Trauma Center program. The Clinician will be located at the AWAIC shelter providing brief, supportive counseling and parent coaching to children and families. Requires Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field. One to three years of related experience is preferred. Computer skills required. Personal vehicle with proof of insurance & clean driving record mandatory. Excellent salary and benefits. Position is open until filled. ACMHS application & current driving record required. Must apply online to be considered. Application available at . Reference Job #16-50. ACMHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Alaska Child Trauma Center program

Full-time position working with children and their families in outpatient therapeutic preschool program as a core member of the Little Tykes Team. The Clinician will provide the following clinical services: screening, diagnostic interviews/intake assessments, development of treatment plans & evaluation of progress towards treatment goals & objectives, family therapy, individual therapy, parent training, crisis intervention, primary responsibility for overseeing Little Tykes cases (in collaboration w/treatment team), maintenance of individual case records, and rehabilitative services as needed (functional assessments, skill building, and case management). Requires a Master’s degree in Psychology, Social Work or a related field. One to three years of related experience is preferred. Computer skills required. Must have personal transportation with AK insurance & clean driving record. Excellent salary plus benefits. Position is open until filled. ACMHS application & current driving record is mandatory. Online application available at Reference Job #17-32. ACMHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Behavioral Health Department Operations Manager

La Clinica de La Raza, Inc.
Oakland, California

La Clinica's vision is to be the premier community health center, rooted in the concepts of wellness, prevention and patient-centered care. In order to achieve our vision, we strive to attract and inspire an engaged workforce that can provide the best patient care experience. We serve low-income families and are committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate care regardless of insurance or ability to pay. As a Clinic Supervisor for SBHC, you will have a unique opportunity to work at the top of your skills and licensure in providing critical and seamless support to a team of school based professionals and to interface with a multicultural patient population.

Under direction of the Behavioral Health Director, the Behavioral Health Department Operations Manager is responsible to manage the operations of Specialty Behavioral Health services at La Clínica de La Raza. The Operations Manager develops and insures compliance with administrative and operational program policies and standards. Oversees the administrative service functions of La Clinica’s Specialty Behavioral Health program, Casa del Sol.


Human Resources

  • Plans, assigns, and supervises work of department administrative employees.
  • Hires, trains and supervises administrative staff.
  • Evaluates administrative staff work performance including job performance, work flow, accuracy, and timeliness.
  • Responsible for disciplinary action resulting from poor job performance.
  • Responsible for administrative functions including timecards, leave requests, etc. for clinical and administrative staff.

Data and Outcome Tracking and Analysis

  • Plans, develops and creates data collection tools with input from stakeholders.
  • Creates methods for tracking data that can be easily used use by clinicians, supervisors, and directors including spreadsheets and databases
  • Develops methods to track and report results of quality assurance activities including peer review processes, administrative, clinical, and fiscal audits/reviews of program activities and other quality assurance activities including access to care data, clinical improvement, clinical outcomes, lengths of treatment, client satisfaction, etc.
  • Responsible for the development of qualitative and quantitative reports regarding staff achievements and program activities.
  • Performs data analytics to identify trends, establish baselines, variances from benchmarks, and improvements achieved.


  • Develops administrative policies, procedures, standards and guidelines for the effective functioning of service delivery and financial accounting practices of the department.
  • Assures that La Clínica’s personnel policies, procedures and Union contract are adhered to by staff.
  • Tracks and ensures compliance with grant requirements and regulatory guidelines regarding activities, goals and outcomes.
  • Responsible for preparing reports for funders, grants, Clinical Director, BH Director, and La Clinica Board.
  • Reviews, analyzes, develops the preparation of annual budgetary projections; controls subsequent expenditures within authorized appropriations; analyzes financial accounting of expenditures and prepares forecasting reports
  • Oversees the storage, retrieval and destruction of medical records
  • Creates communications and develop forms to improve operational efficiencies and promote services.
  • Responsible for planning and implementation of new technology that improves efficiency and support operations/requirements.
  • Participates in La Clinica management meetings.
  • Establishing and formalizing linkages between the mental health department and other La Clínica programs as well as linkages to community programs outside of La Clínica.
  • Represents La Clínica’s Specialty Behavioral Health services within La Clínica as well as externally.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Must have at least three years of progressive administrative leadership experience preferably in a non-profit health organization.
  • Experience in data collection and development of data analytics.
  • Ability to create and maintain databases to collect, store and analyze information,
  • Requires knowledge of the principles, methods and procedures involved in planning, organizing and personnel management.
  • Experience with project management and engagement of stakeholders in change management planning and implementation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of budgetary oversight, oversight of government and private grant requirement and reporting and third-party revenue collections, monitoring and projections.
  • Ability to organize/prioritize tasks and work effectively with other professionals, para professionals, students and volunteers.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal competencies
  • Must have clean driver’s license.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred but no required.

Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH), Public Administration (MPA), Business (MBA), Social Work Administration (MSW) or Doctoral degree in Psychology (PhD/PsyD). Masters degree may be substituted with 6 years of equivalent post bachelors work experience in operations oversight and management, budget management, personnel management/evaluation and program evaluation.


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Integrated Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor

La Clinica de La Raza, Inc.
Oakland, CA

Who we are: La Clínica de La Raza is a community-based health center committed to providing culturally appropriate, high-quality, and accessible health care to the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have spent over 40 years advocating for and creating a health home for the many that have been denied access to care. As health care activists, we are dedicated to making sure individuals who do not have health coverage get the same level of quality healthcare as those who have it. From our genesis as a community health center in 1971, we understood that we cannot heal our communities without also addressing the economic and social factors that affect health. Many times, this requires that we go outside and provide services in other settings to build the bridge that links individuals to our health center for preventive and primary care. Over 90,000 individuals come to La Clínica because it is a welcoming place that addresses the whole person, coordinating and connecting them to a broad network of services to improve and maintain their health and well-being. While we are still known for our activism and spirit of social justice, we are also proud to have grown into a sophisticated provider of primary health care services with 35 sites across Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties.

As an Integrated Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor, you will be enlisted to provide clinical and administrative supervision to Integrated Behavioral Health staff including Behavioral Medicine Specialists, Integrated Behavioral Health Clinicians, case managers and students.  You will ensure the quality of services provided to clients, and coordinate the day-to-day operations of integrated behavioral health programs at assigned sites, including school sites.  Your core responsibilities will mainly revolve around supervisory tasks but may include direct services to clients and their families as needed. Additionally, you will implement quality assurance plans, including chart reviews, to monitor clinical interventions and documentation of services, to ensure quality and appropriateness of services, including risk management.  You will participate in program development to improve program quality and to expand IBH services by providing input and recommendations. You will be required to keeps records of supervision in accordance with standards set by the BBS; complete staff evaluations in collaboration with department managers and manager of integrated behavioral health, and provide training to social workers and other clinic and school staff as needed You will also serve as a member of the cross-functional team of providers, working with site managers and other primary care staff to strengthen interdisciplinary team approach.  

The role is most suited to an LCSW with 2 years post-licensure experience, and with previous experience providing clinical supervision to MFTIs and ASWs. Additionally, the individual in this position will be well versed in medical social work, crisis intervention, case management, psychosocial assessment, diagnosis and brief treatment with families, children, adolescents and adults. This role requires flexibility in meeting patients’ needs, and calls for an individual who is familiar with principles of cognitive-behavioral strategies and other evidence-based practices. Overall success in this position will require top-notch time organizational skills, a high degree of interpersonal competence with both staff and patients, and thorough knowledge of the professional code of ethics and the CA medical regulatory requirements, and CA mental health code. The position reports to the Integrated Behavioral Health Manager, and requires licensure in clinical social work. If you are eager to join a culture that is committed to top quality care then make La Clinica the place where you can make a difference.

Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • California Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and must have two years’ post-license experience.
  • Cultural competence working in diverse/low income and immigrant communities.
  • Spanish/English fluency required
Required Experience:
Two + years of social work supervisory experience in a medical or school setting

Assistant Professor


THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – ST. LOUIS invites applicants for a non-tenure-track teaching position at the Assistant Professor rank in the area of CHILD ADVOCACY STUDIES (CAST). Successful candidates will have teaching and direct service expertise in the area of child maltreatment, which may include multidisciplinary team collaboration, forensic interviewing, family advocacy, or trauma-focused psychotherapy with children exposed to maltreatment. Candidates with a Ph.D. in psychology or related discipline, and who are license-eligible in the state of Missouri, are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates with related degrees (e.g. J.D., MSW) and relevant experience will also be considered. The position will mostly entail in-person and online teaching in the undergraduate Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) program and some direct forensic or clinical service to the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), a division in the UM-St. Louis Department of Psychological Sciences. 

Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis (CASGSL) is housed on campus in a state-of-the-art clinical training facility with two satellite locations, one of which supports a “mock house” that serves as a simulation lab for CAST courses. CASGSL is accredited by the National Children’s Alliance and conducts over 700 forensic interviews and 8,000 sessions of trauma focused counseling to children and adolescents each year. CASGSL is a proud member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network where it serves as a Category II Treatment and Services Adaptation Center. Information about the department can be found at and about CASGSL at

The start date is August 2017; salary is competitive and commensurate with level of experience. Review of applications will begin July 7, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Missouri-St. Louis is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.

Please submit materials electronically including cover letter, CV and statements of teaching interests in Microsoft Word or .PDF format by clicking on the following link

Three reference letters should come directly from your references electronically.

Director of Clinical Operations

Chadwick Center for Children & Families
San Diego, CA

Leadership Position Announcement

The Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is seeking candidates for the Director of Clinical Operations.

This is a demanding leadership position overseeing the delivery of key clinical services of the Chadwick Center including the core child advocacy center functions for San Diego, such as Forensic Medical Services staff in support of a team of board certified Child Abuse Pediatricians; a Forensic Interviewing team; dedicated Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) therapists; Trauma Counseling with specialized trauma therapists, using such evidence based interventions as TF-CBT, CPP, and PCIT, and Chadwick’s TAP model, working in three locations around San Diego County; the KidSTART program, a specialized team working in a transdisciplinary model with other hospital disciplines in three locations focused on children ages 0-5 with complex social-emotional, behavioral and developmental needs,; a well-established Kids and Teens in Court Program; and a nursing team supporting the San Diego County child welfare shelter facility 24/7. This position is responsible for the clinical direction and operations, human resource management, and budget performance of these teams that total over 70 people. The position is supported by key Chadwick administrative resources and a wide variety of hospital assets and colleagues.

In addition to these day to day responsibilities and active involvement in strategic planning and direction of the overall Chadwick Center, there is opportunity, based on expertise, interest, and time to participate in other Chadwick grant and educational programs (that do not report to the Director of Operations) including the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, Chadwick’s SAMHSA funded Category 2, National Child Traumatic Stress Network grant focused on expanding Trauma Informed Practice across the nation, the California Evidence Based Clearinghouse for Children Welfare (, and the Western Regional Children’s Advocacy Center, supporting 13 western states. We also anticipate a new grant from the State of California in July to work county by county to infuse trauma informed practice in child welfare systems across the state.

For more information please contact: Charles Wilson Senior Director Chadwick Center E-mail Telephone 858-966-5421

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Different Job Positions

Boston College

The Research Program on Children and Adversity Directed by Dr. Theresa S. Betancourt is moving to the Boston College School of Social Work and hiring for the following positions: 

1. Rwanda based program manager (Masters level)

2. Sierra leone based program manager (Masters level)

3. Rwanda based post doctoral fellow

4. Sierra Leone based post doctoral fellow

5. Director of Administration

6. Grants Specialist,

7. Program Assistant

8. Exec Assistant

9. IT specialist

The positions are available here:

Licensed Mental Health Clinician

Organization: Children’s Bureau of New Orleans and Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center
New Orleans, LA

Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, in partnership with the Jefferson Children’s Advocacy Center (JCAC), is currently seeking a licensed clinical professional (LCSW, LPC, or LMFT) to provide trauma-focused, mental health services to child victims of physical and sexual abuse and child witnesses to violent crimes. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to: providing weekly individual counseling sessions to a caseload of child abuse victims/witnesses ages 4-17; providing parenting support, resources and psychoeducation to non-offending parents/caregivers about common reactions of trauma in children; conducting home and school visits as necessary; being an active participant in the Jefferson Parish Multidisciplinary Team (MDT); as well as, attending bi-weekly team meetings in order to help better coordinate services for child abuse victims.

  • Experience providing community- based services
  • Experience with the criminal justice/court system
  • Working knowledge of child development and effects of trauma
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Ability to clinically conceptualize a variety of cases including complex trauma, challenging behaviors issues, attachment problems, and other issues associated with victims of child abuse and their families.
  • bility to work with a diverse population of clients using an evidence-based, trauma-focused clinical approach.
  • Ability to intervene with clients and their families in distress or in need of extra support/crisis response.
  • Ability to help clients navigate different systems involved throughout the process of child abuse investigation and prosecution, including the forensic medical exam, criminal justice system and DCFS (child protection).
  • Ability to serve as a clinical consultant to the MDT on issues relevant to child trauma and evidence-based treatment, as well as support the MDT in the monitoring of treatment progress and outcomes.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work with families and community members outside of regular business hours.
  • Ability to organize and manage time independently.
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have reliable transportation.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Please include: Licensed Mental Health Clinician- JCAC in the subject line.

Family Connections Clinical Instructor

The University of Maryland School of Social Work
Baltimore, Maryland

The University of Maryland School of Social Work (UM SSW) is accepting applications for a Family Connections Clinical Instructor. This full-time, 12-month non-tenure track faculty position is responsible for implementing the Family Connections and Trauma Adapted Family Connections program in collaboration with families and community agencies. This multi-year project, operating under the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS), develops, implements, and tests community-based family strengthening services that empower vulnerable families to achieve their safety, well-being, and stability.

Celebrating over 20 years of innovative social work practice in the Baltimore area, the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS) was launched within the UM SSW in 1992. SWCOS’ mission is to create and implement innovative models of social work education and service that strengthen individuals, families, organizations, and communities in Baltimore and Maryland. This is accomplished through strategic collaborations between agency, staff, faculty, students and community representatives. SWCOS provides graduate level social work students with hands-on experience with critical social issues in an encouraging and creative atmosphere that prepares them to be leaders. In addition, SWCOS provides community members with quality services and creates research opportunities to generate new knowledge on social work practice.

Family Connections (FC), a SWCOS program, has served over 1300 families since its inception in 1996. The Family Connections’ intervention model is designed to provide research-based in-home trauma responsive early intervention services, grounded in neglect prevention science. The program is committed to educating social work and other professionals to use evidence-based models of practice.

  • Masters in Social Work
  • Minimum licensure - LGSW
  • In-depth knowledge and experience in trauma responsive children and family service programs
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • Experience and demonstrated skill provision of trauma responsive services and related program development, implementation and evaluation;
  • Ability to participate in training social workers and students;
  • Knowledge and experience about family-focused, home based clinical services to families with children in urban environments exposed to trauma and racial injustice;
  • Knowledge and experience about clinical services for children exposed to maltreatment, individuals with substance use disorders, and children with behavior and learning problems;
  • Knowledge and experience about community network development and maintenance;
  • Knowledge and experience about paper and presentation development and computer literacy.

Clinical Director

Broadway Branch

Childhaven seeks an experienced Clinical Director who will develop and scale a best-in-class, evidence-based, inter-disciplinary, and financially sustainable pediatric therapy program. The Clinical Director will be responsible for the development, oversight, and quality assurance of all fee-for-service mental health, behavioral health, and developmental therapy services provided by Childhaven. This critical role will have the opportunity to help redesign and expand Childhaven’s theory of change while building upon a century-long legacy of leadership in the field. The ideal candidate is dedicated to maximizing impact and ROI, data-driven improvement, and participating on a deeply collaborative and mission-driven team. The role will also be a proud steward of the mental, behavioral, and developmental health of some of our community’s most vulnerable children and families and a valuable thought leader supporting and enhancing our reputation as an exemplary treatment provider.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define the vision and overall therapy model(s) for our home and center-based clinical practices.
  • Conduct diagnostic evaluations, develop and implement effective treatment plans, and maintain an appropriately sized therapy caseload given other duties and responsibilities.
  • Partner with Childhaven leadership and staff to help ensure all services are integrated and coordinated for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Partner with other community resources to support early and appropriate referrals, evaluations, and care coordination.
  • Maintain a healthy return on investment by establishing billable service expectations and providing the leadership to ensure expectations are met.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate clinical policies, procedures, and trainings.
  • Help secure and administer contracts, grants, and donations.
  • Actively explore and pursue sustainable expansion possibilities consistent with organizational mission and strategies.
  • Develop, analyze, and improve program-related key performance indicator dashboards, benchmarking, and outcome reports.
  • Ensure all therapy services meet best practice, legal, contractual, WAC, RCW, HIPAA, and ethical standards. Design and implement an internal audit system to ensure on-going compliance.
  • Remain abreast of industry research and best practices providing reports on findings.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with leaders from the state, county, schools, health plans, universities, and others in the industry.
  • Be an active and positive member of i2i, Childhaven’s Senior Leadership Team.
  • Contribute to and “lead by example” in Childhaven’s culture of collaboration, transparency, innovation, and constant learning.
  • Present at board meetings, staff meetings, community events, and other speaking engagements.
  • Represent Childhaven at local, regional, and national efforts to improve systems and collective action related to the prevention, intervention, and treatment of pediatric trauma.
  • Comply with all Childhaven policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Licensed therapist with a Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work, occupational therapy, or speech therapy.
  • Experience and training in infant mental health, psychotherapy, and attachment theory. Infant mental health endorsement preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience leading a growing, cohesive, multi-disciplinary, trauma-informed therapy team committed to effectively meeting the needs of young children and their families.
  • Must pass Childhaven background check and drug screening requirement.
  • Valid State driver’s license and automobile insurance including access to dependable personal transportation.
Skills and Knowledge Required: 
  • A heart-felt drive to help Childhaven realize its mission and pursue its vision to become one of the most comprehensive and effective trauma prevention and early intervention treatment programs in the nation.
  • Understanding of the children’s mental health system in WA, with a successful track record of designing and scaling a financially viable evidence-based pediatric therapy program.
  • Firm commitment to culturally and linguistically appropriate services.
  • Experience developing and growing multi-site and home-based programs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and commitment to evidence-based and evidence-informed prevention, intervention, and treatment approaches.
  • Experience providing reflective supervision and mentoring with individuals who have a wide range of experiences and training.
  • Understanding of and experience with federal Part C early intervention, mental health licensure requirements, and fee-for-service insurance requirements.
  • Passion for innovation, experimentation, continuous learning, team building, and helping others become the best clinicians possible.
  • Ability to flex schedule to participate in occasional evening and weekend activities.

Please visit our website for information on how to apply for this position.

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